The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released its first Annual Report on US Wind Power Installation, Cost, and Performance Trends: 2006.
The report provides an overview of development and trends in the
‘As we work to implement President Bush’s Advanced Energy Initiative by increasing the use of home-grown, clean, affordable and renewable energy, we are eager to continue the trend of increasing the use of wind power at unprecedented rates,’ said DOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Alexander Karsner.
In 2006, the
One of the report’s conclusions was that there remains substantial potential for the expansion of wind power to achieve approximately 20 percent of the
Similarly, the report also found that wind power has consistently been priced at, or below, the average price of conventional electricity and that wind project performance has increased sharply over the last several years, driven in part by improved project siting, and technological advancements.
A full copy of the report can be found here.